Song of the Day #3,796: ‘Hurtin’ (On the Bottle)’ – Margo Price

Sometimes the Random iTunes Fairy reminds me of an artist who had completely slipped my mind. Such is the case with Margo Price, who released an excellent debut album — Midwest Farmer’s Daughter — in 2016.

I played the album a few times and really enjoyed it but then it just fell out of my rotation and I frankly forgot she even existed until today’s random SOTD popped up. This was the first single from the album, and one she played on Saturday Night Live as one of the show’s few country musical guests.

A quick Google search revealed that Price released a sophomore effort, All American Made, late last year. I’ve downloaded that one and will give it a listen soon. And maybe I won’t promptly forget all about her this time.

I put a hurtin’ on the bottle
Baby now I’m blind enough to see
I’ve been drinking whiskey like it’s water
But that don’t touch the pain you put on me

I was veering for the white line of the shoulder
Faded lights all cast upon the wall
Baby I know we’ve been getting older
But you’re never too old to learn to crawl


I met you with your thumb out in the alley
I know no one ever comes around here no more
Been looking for a peak inside the valley
Been searching for a key outside your door


Been riding high on low expectations
It’s like singing loud with no one left to hear
I’ve been drinking from the well of inspiration
But it’s all falling on these wasted ears

[Chorus x2]

Been drinking whiskey like it’s water
But that don’t touch the pain you put on me

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,796: ‘Hurtin’ (On the Bottle)’ – Margo Price

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I vaguely remember her appearance on SNL. That was the first and last time I thought about her until today.šŸ˜Š

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